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    Answered By: Kim Read
    Last Updated: Aug 15, 2015     Views: 49

    Have you had a chance to start searching yet? If so, can you tell us exactly what you're typing into the search boxes/bars? (It's okay if you haven't started searching yet!). That information can help us give you the most useful suggestions.

    In general, when searching for parental involvement, it helps to include this in one of the search boxes:

    "parent involvement" OR "parental involvement" OR "parent participation"

    For third grade, you'll want to use the following, in a separate box:

    "third grade" OR "third graders" OR "grade 3"

    Like you mention in your question, if that doesn't yield enough results, you can broaden by using the word elementary instead of the third grade keywords above. 

    Finally, if you're not identifying primary research articles and your results list contains a lot of articles, you can try limiting by using the suggested primary research search strategies located in step 2 on this page:

    Keep us posted if you need more assistance,


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